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Wednesday, 2 September 1942

Senator UPPILL (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Has the Assistant Minister for Commerce seen, the article which appeared in the Sunday Telegraph of the 30th August, in which it is stated that 51 big dairy farms in the Casino district have closed down in the past twelve months, and that a recent government survey showed that 2,000 dairy farms in New South Wales were idle? According to the report, those farms had been closed as the result of " more attractive salary baits " held out in other avenues associated with the war effort. If the Minister has seen this article, can he say whether it is correct? If so, what action does the Government intend to take in order to meet this serious state of affairs in one of Australia's most important primary industries?

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